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U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones fined another $45 million for false claims about Sandy Hook massacre

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The decision rests with a jury in Texas, which ruled a day ago that the famed American conspiracy theorist must pay $4.1 million in compensation to the family of a child killed in the Sandy Hook school attack. To this amount will now be added $45.2 million, reports the BBC.

Alex Jones, American proponent of conspiracy theories and founder of the right-wing media organization Infowars, will pay the $45.2 million in punitive damages. According to the cited source, the decision is meant to deter Jones from repeating the crime.

After the 2012 shooting, one of the deadliest in American schools, the conspiracy theorist had repeatedly claimed that it was all staged. According to his theory, the 20 children who lost their lives were “paid actors.”

The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed have sued him, seeking $150 million in damages because they were harassed and emotionally damaged by the Infowars founder’s misinformation. “Jesse was real… I am a real mother.

It’s unbelievable to me that we have to do this. That we have to beg you, not just plead with you, punish you to stop lying. It’s unreal what’s happening,” the boy’s mother said in court.

During the two-week trial, Jones argued that it was an attack on his freedom of speech under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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